Aging, Society, and the Life Course:

ISBN-10: 0826121721

ISBN-13: 9780826121721

Edition: 2015

Authors: Leslie A. Morgan, Suzanne R. Kunkel

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Doody's Score for the Fourth Edition: 91, 4 Stars" This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."--The GerontologistThis classic text, now in its fifth edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures as part of a broader understanding of the sociology of aging and the life course. Presenting an objective view of the realities of aging both positive and negative, the book examines aging from micro/macro, personal, community, societal, and global perspectives. This fifth edition describes important changes in the field of social gerontology and growth in such topics as diversity, global aging, and the life course. It addresses major shifts in public policy, social institutions, and aging-related programming initiatives. There is a strong focus on the changing landscape of aging, particularly in regard to social engagement, employment and lifelong learning, enhanced health and independence, and livable communities for people of all ages. Additionally, the book includes new information on the Affordable Care Act, and end-of-life issues.The text is uniquely organized, featuring theoretical discussions in each chapter and topical essays in between chapters. Critical thinking and review questions foster an in-depth understanding of the material. Written in an engaging style, the text is written for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; it is also used effectively in introductory gerontology classes. In addition to an instructor's manual, the fifth edition now includes PowerPoint slides.New to the Fifth Edition: Provides updated data on aging and baby boomers in the U.S. and worldwide Presents expanded focus on baby boomer's impact on the larger society Discusses major public policy changes and innovative services and programs affecting older adults Uses detailed examples to illustrate the challenges of sorting out age, period, and cohort effects in research on aging Covers the Affordable Care Act and up-to-date information on Medicare Features new information on end-of-life issues. Presents provocative essays on positive and contemporary issues not typically covered, including love, sex, creativity, media representations, LGBT aging, and crime Focuses on enhanced health and independence and aging-in-place initiatives Provides learning objectives in each chapter and web-based extracurricular activities Includes PowerPoint slides in addition to Instructor's ManualAbout the Authors:Leslie A. Morgan, PhD, is Co-director of the Gerontology Doctoral Program and Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Morgan has 35 years of experience in teaching and research in aging and has published on a variety of topics, from economic wellbeing and family relationships to assisted living. She has authored or coauthored six books and numerous articles. Dr. Morgan has been principal or co-principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies of life in assisted living, examining the quality of resident experience, social stigma, autonomy and transitions among residents. Dr. Morgan also received the Hiram Friedsam Mentorship Award from AGHE, She is author or coauthor of six books, including Quality Assisted Living: Informing Practice through Research (Springer Publishing Company, 2011), and coauthor with Dr. Kunkel of all previous eeditions of Aging, Society, and The Life Course.Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD, is Director, Scripps Gerontology Center and Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University. She has been principal investigator or co-investigator on local, state, federal, and foundation grants totaling more than $3.5 million. She received the Hiram Friedsam Mentorship Award from AGHE, and is currently Treasurer of GSA. Dr. Kunkel was co-author (with Les
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List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

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